miKrow, project at iSOCO

miKrow logoNow that I have just left iSOCO (and joined Playence), I thought it was a good opportunity to describe in this blog a couple of the interesting projects I was involved while in there.

miKrow is an innovation prototype where we applied the microblogging approach to knowledge management. There’s plenty of information in http://mikrow.isoco.net so I won’t go into the technical details here. In a nutshell, it was a microblogging system able to understand which topics were mentioned by the users in their tweets short messages, providing them with relevant recommendations both of previous messages and of experts (automatically identified previously through the content they produced).

It all came from a contest for ideas within the company, after which we were able to develop a prototype that was tested in-house. A funny video by Carmen featuring some ants was also produced to explain our concept:

We published the results in a couple of conferences (Álvaro, G., et al. KMIS2010Penela, V., et al., ESWC2011), and we were lucky enough to obtain the “Best Semantic Web In-Use paper” award in the latter. Find below the slides I presented there:

It was great to participate in the development of this tool; I hope they keep the good work and wish them good luck in the following steps with the project!

Comments 2

  1. Willian Rochadel wrote:

    Wonderfull tool!

    I research Knowledge Engineering and Management at Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil.

    Lately, I have been looking for tools to manage ideas, and I found several papers addressing on miKrow, which I just confirmed, it is an excellent work.

    I am interested in miKrow as a platform for database ideas in the context of open innovation, more especifically, co-creation purpose.

    However, the website below is offline. But I would like to do some question:
    The miKrow is available for use?
    Is there any basis in operation?

    Posted 28 Jul 2014 at 1:08 pm
  2. guille wrote:

    Hi William and thanks for the feedback.

    Unfortunately, I’m no longer working with iSOCO, so you’d better reach out to them (try http://www.isoco.com/contacto) to check out the current status of the tool.

    Good luck!

    Posted 01 Aug 2014 at 10:00 pm

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